"[It’s] cookout music that just feels good. My last album was protest music. I was like, ‘I’m going to take my ball and go home.’… This album is just embracing the music, embracing joy"
"I’m finishing my album and my next collection…"
"This is not album of the year. This is album of the life."
Kanye West announced on his official Twitter account that the new title of the album is "WAVES".
A recent Instagram post has sparked rumors of Tyler, The Creator doing a guest appearance on the forthcoming Waves LP. Tracey Mills, West's friend and designer, shows the Odd Future rapper sitting in a studio looking at a notepad similar to that which revealed "Waves" track listing. The photo is accompanied by the caption: "Wolf gang in the building #Waves 2|11|16"
So either he's just hanging out, or he is in fact recording.
Kanye West is holding a contest for fans to guess the meaning behind his album title.
"@studio /final verses /new album title T.L.O.P. That's the new album anybody who can figure out the title gets tickets to Season 3 and free Yeezys."
It's finally here. And me and my co-host Louise, over at The Only Music Podcast, will review and publish a special episode dedicated to Kanye's latest offering. Join us as we try to separate Kanye the media personality, and Kanye the artist. The episode will be out this Monday (15th) and you can download it by hitting the source link below.
1. Ultra Light Beams (feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, Donnie Trumpet & Kirk Franklin)
2. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 (feat. Kid Cudi)
3. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2 (feat. Desiigner)
4. Famous (feat. Rihanna & Swizz Beatz)
6. Low Lights
7. Highlights (feat. Young Thug)
8. Freestyle 4 (feat. Desiigner)
9. I Love Kanye
10. Waves (feat. Chris Brown)
11. FML (feat. The Weeknd)
12. Real Friends (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
13. Wolves (feat. Frank Ocean & Caroline Shaw)
14. Silver Surfer Intermission (feat. Max B)
15. 30 Hours (feat. Andre 3000)
16. No More Parties in L.A. (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
17. Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
18. Fade (feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)
On February 14th, Kanye West took to his Twitter to announce "Ima fix wolves" followed by announcing a further delay on the sale of his 7th project, saying "Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal." The album (as it stands currently) is available to stream on Tidal.
This comes after West decided to scrap the original version of Wolves featuring Vic Mensa & Sia to replaced it with a version that has a rap verse by West & a short outro by the ever-mysterious Frank Ocean.
We can only speculate what other changes might be made in the next week.
I have friends in Dubai that heard this at a listening party this evening. Apparently the best album since College Dropout.
one more day, folks
How many hours left?!
How many ladies in the house without a spouse?
And here we go, Kanye reveals the title as The Life Of Pablo. And a new track list, of course. Because, why not.
Meanwhile, I’ll be preparing the site to handle the traffic. And keeping busy with the The Has it Leaked Twitter.
(Psst… We’ll be reviewing it on http://theonlymusicpodcast.com)
See you on the other side :P
Hey, is there a page on this site where I can see the most hyped albums? Like, hype buttom hits number?
You’re the best, Sir.
It’s the 11th already, congratulations Kanye, you’ve beaten the phantom of the leak. NOW GET THAT ALBUM ON THE STREAMING SERVICES ALREADY
I’m really excited for this album after @oldmanebro ‘s review. Even though it was vague, it let me know we were gonna get some of that Kanye everyone has been missing.
It will not leak today. Typical Kanye indeed everybody!
Everyone should just go Pre-Game and listen to all his other albums! It will eventually leak, and if it doesn’t you know you’ll still get it! Because damnit it’s Kanye West.
This album has brought waiting for an album, where this site pretty much is about, to a whole new level.
I’d guess that it’ll leak around midnight (at least for Norwegians) as that’s when the show’s most likely over. Wouldn’t be surprised if the people attending get ahold of the CD afterwards, and it’s probably uploaded to Spotify n stuff as well.
I’m done caring what Kanye calls his album. Just let us hear it dude.
I don’t believe that is the final album title and I don’t believe that it is the final tracklist… who puts a freestyle or a track called freestyle 4 on an official album?
I believe it is the final album title and i think it will be the standard track list, or a disc one track list. There is no way that it will be just 10 tracks and not feature “All Day” or “No More Parties In LA”. There will definitely be a bonus disc or Deluxe Edition.
Travi$ Scott – Basement Freestyle
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
…. It’s just a song title chief
Live stream from Tidal ONLY at 4 pm ET
Thanks for the update dude
If you go to Pitchfork they have the show streaming for everyone to watch!
i’ve been checking hourly on this album, why hasn’t he dropped it yet?!?
I think since it’s due to come out on Tidal at 4pm est it won’t be leaked before then. Damn you Kanye and your control!!!
Three titles in a row that starts with the letter F, twice!
7.55am in New Zealand on the 12th of Feb and I’m almost crying
They’ll stream it on Tidal (don’t need an account) in 2 hours! Link on Pitchfork.
Everyone go to Pitchfork! They’re live streaming the event, you’ll get a taste of the music as soon as he delivers
Yeah, or Tidal! Pitchfork’s just linking to their site. I’m so hyped for this, just hope the stream will actually WORK soon!
tidal requires an account, but pitchfork is steaming and so far the album is bangin’!
Check out my official review of the Tidal show and music!
anyone know why vic mensa was taken off wolves?
There’s a rip of the show being shared. It’s incomplete, as tracks are being cut off by no other than Mr Kanye himself.
That won’t count as a leak on this site, so please don’t report it.
We’ll be waiting for the full album. All ten tracks.
Right now there’s no official word on the full release. Tidal has stated that they do not have any exclusive deals, right now at least.
Wtf why is he postponing? Did anyone see that shkrelli dude looking to buy it solely for himself for 10 mill, then explaining that Kanye has to review the offer which will result in it being delayed a few more days.
WE CANT WAIT ANYMORE, FUCK SHKRELLI!
don’t worry about it shkrelli is talking shit, that’s not how the music industry works so i think he’s just trying to add to the world’s view of him as a villain.
there is live rip leak link on leakedearly
Kickasstorrents has a decent quality live rip